(PRWEB) September 30, 2012
Online auction site eBid (http://www.ebid.net) has hit 6.5 million live listings, for a gross value of $5 Billion in merchandise. This represents a 23% growth rate over 10 months, ever since hitting the significant milestone of five million listings in November, 2011. Founded in 1999 in the UK, eBid now spans a total of 23 territories, covering more than 100 countries and five continents.
Mark Wilkinson, co-founder of eBid said, "Needless to say, we're extremely happy at reaching this point. I think the accelerated growth is due to a number of factors like our expansion into Brazil and Malaysia as well as our continued marketing efforts in the U.S."
Independent metrics have placed eBid firmly in second-place competition with eBay for person-to-person online listings in the USA, UK and dozens of other countries. Competitive features like zero insertion fees, low final cost fees, a "Make An Offer" button and "Multiple Item Checkout" as well as a generous affiliate program and wide territorial coverage have all combined to propel eBid into this top bracket. Transactions on eBid may be completed using multiple, secure payment systems, either PPPay.com, Google Wallet, PayPal, or Skrill (Moneybookers).
With eBid's affiliate program, participants who add banners/links to their website, emails or Facebook pages can earn up to $104.99 for a single referral! Affiliates are rewarded for not only sign-ups to the basic eBid "Buyer" account status but also when the referral makes a free upgrade to "Seller" status and, most impressive of all, affiliates are rewarded with 50% of any upgrade fees when their referrals upgraded to "Seller+" status. eBid's "Seller+" status is a great advantage for higher volume merchants. A one-time fee of $49.49 gives the seller a lifetime of zero listing fees and zero final value fees. Merchants may also opt for a short-term subscription upgrade to zero fees ($1.99 for 7 Days / $6.99 for 30 Days / $16.99 for 90 Days).
More information on eBid's affiliate program is available here - http://forums.ebid.net/showthread.php?154814-eBid-Affiliate-Program-News
About eBid.net (http://www.ebid.net)
Founded in the UK in 1999, eBid.net is now a global company with a presence in 23 territories across the UK, Europe, USA and Canada, Africa, Asia, Australasia and South America. With a commitment to person to person online auctions, eBid.net is recognized as the "best eBay alternative" by Webuser Magazine.